Parenting Studies

DVDs and sample study guides for the following studies may be available to checkout from the Community Groups Lending Library. Click HERE to submit a request to borrow study materials for your group.

A Practical Guide to Culture: 4 Chapter Sexuality Excerpt - John Stonestreet & Brett Kunkle

Do you feel like you are fighting a losing battle for the hearts and minds of your kids? Something has changed. We all sense it. The cultural pressure is increasing, especially on our kids. But even in a world of ever-present screens, gender-identity questions, and addictions, kids can have clarity and confidence.
4-session Book Study
David C Cook

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Future Family - Andy Stanley

What you want your family's future to look like and how you can plan today to get there.
6-session DVD & Study Guide
Northpoint/Zondervan

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Intentional Parenting - Doug & Cathy Fields

Raising kids in today’s culture is a difficult challenge and it requires a plan to avoid Quick-Fix Parenting.
10-session DVD & Workbook
Kitchen Table Academy (HomeWord)

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Parental Guidance Required - Andy Stanley

How to enhance, advance and influence your children’s relationships with God, parents and friends.
6-session DVD & Participant's Guide
Northpoint/Zondervan

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Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles - Paul David Tripp 

This study will present us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, it shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.
14-chapter Book with Study Questions included
Crossway

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Sacred Parenting - Gary Thomas

What if God designed parenting to make us more like Jesus?
6-session DVD & Study Guide
Zondervan

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Shepherding a Child's Heart - Ted Tripp

The Parent's Handbook is not just a fill-in-the-blank study guide that rehearses the material in Shepherding a Child's Heart. Here are questions about the meaning and application of Scripture texts to the challenges of shepherding children. There are sections of Bible study, application, strategic questions to help parents commit to change, and gospel encouragement that you can be a better parent because of the power of grace working in you.
13-chapter book with Study Guide included
Shepherd Press

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Spiritual Parenting - Michelle Anthony

It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can parents cultivate this in their children? In this book Dr. Michelle Anthony shares practical examples and biblical insight on the spiritual role of parenting.
6-session DVD (with downloadable Study Guide) & 12-chapter Book
David C. Cook

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Sticky Faith Family Training - Dr. Kara E. Powell

Everyday ideas to build lasting faith in your kids.
5-session DVD includes Discussion Questions
Fuller Youth Institute
(The companion DVD may be available to checkout from the Community Groups Lending Library. Click HERE to submit a request to borrow this resource for your group.)

St. Charles - Adult Ministries

Lorie Dewey

Adult Ministries and St. Charles Women's Pastor
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Lorie Dewey

Adult Ministries and St. Charles Women's Pastor630.485.3360

Lorie is originally from Southern California, but spent many years in Boston and really considers herself to be an east coast girl. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on women's issues from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She oversees our Women's Ministry.

In her spare time...well, she has no spare time. Time away from ministry is spent enjoying her husband and three boys.

Leah Gallaher

Administrative Assistant & Hub Cafe Coordinator
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Leah Gallaher

Administrative Assistant & Hub Cafe Coordinator630.485.3347

Leah grew up in West Dundee, Illinois and received my BA in Education at the University of Iowa. Leah, her husband, Steve, and their three children began attending Christ Community Church in 2003. She has enjoyed being involved with women's and student ministries over the years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with my family and friends, reading a good book, and gardening.

Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor
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Jack Goldthwaite

Men's & 60s+ Pastor630.485.3338

Jack is originally from upstate New York, and is a graduate of Brown University where he received his degree in Economics. Before joining the Christ Community Church staff, Jack spent 31 years in the consumer products industry in various sales and marketing managerial positions.

Jack and Susie have been married for over 30 years and have five wonderful children.

Lindsey Jodts

Executive Assistant to the Community Groups Pastor
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Lindsey Jodts

Executive Assistant to the Community Groups Pastor630.485.3370

Lee Lukazewski

St. Charles Married Couples Pastor
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Lee Lukazewski

St. Charles Married Couples Pastor630.450.8002

Lee was born in the Wicker Park area of Chicago and spent his early life slowly moving west, to the Austin District, Oak Park, Elmhurst, and, finally, Batavia. An alumni of Morton College, Lincoln college, and later, Moody Bible Institute, Lee spent 29 years in the meat division of a local grocery chain. Lee has been married over 40 years to his wife, Deb, and have three adult children and four grandchildren. He loves basketball, hiking, camping in Colorado, and sharing his faith with seekers

Jeannine Mueller

Women's Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant
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Jeannine Mueller

Women's Ministry & Finance Administrative Assistant630.485.3311

Jeannine was born and raised in Champaign, IL. She is married to her high-school sweetheart Jason and they have two children. They have been attending and serving at Christ Community Church since 2008.

She enjoys scrapbooking, playing volleyball with her family, biking, and cheering her son on in baseball.

Stu Poulson

20s & Singles Pastor
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Stu Poulson

20s & Singles Pastor